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The November meeting of the Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group will be a talk by Arthur Rope on the artists of the Rope family. It will focus on five artists with strong local connections. Of the older generation, George and Ellen came from Blaxhall, one a graphic artist and naturalist, the other a sculptor. One niece, Margaret (a stained glass artist), although born in Shrewsbury maintained close links with the family’s Suffolk base, while two other nieces, Dorothy and a second Margaret (another sculptor and another stained glass artist) were born and raised in the parish of Leiston. We will look at images of as many of their works as time allows and hear how their creative lives developed in Suffolk and in the wider world. Arthur Rope, born in Leiston into the same family, is a researcher into the works of these artists, particularly the two Margarets and the sculptor Ellen Mary Rope.

The talk will be at 2.30pm on Wednesday 20 November at Knodishall Village Hall, IP17 1UD. Admission is £1 for members, £3 for non-members, including tea/coffee.

For further info see our website aldevalleyfamilyhistorygroup.onesuffolk.net/ or contact Angela Skelcher on 01728 830949 or a_skelcher@hotmail.com.
Knodishall Village Hall, School Road, Knodishall
Wed 20 Nov 19

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